Instagram is testing a standalone app for direct messaging – TechCrunch

The original premise was so simple. Beautify your photo and share it to your friends in a couple clicks. Like your friends photos with a simple scroll and a double-tap. Now, Instagram has videos and gifs (Boomerang). It has its own set of superstars …
Instagram is testing Direct, a standalone messaging app that replaces the current inboxThe Verge
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